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In the Greater Reno area, Volunteers operates three shelter programs, the ReStart program for the chronically homeless with a disabling mental illness, and Sierra Manor, an affordable-living apartment complex for seniors.
The 108-bed Family Shelter is one of three Volunteers of America-operated shelters at the City of Reno’s Community Assistance Center in downtown Reno. The Family Shelter is comprised of 21 units for adults and children, with one unit accommodating families of as many as 10 people; one unit designed for as many as eight people; one unit for as many as six people; and 18 units designed to accommodate as many as four people. In addition, there are six rooms for pregnant women in their third trimester, and/or for single moms with babies (age 2 and younger). Support services are provided as well as shelter.
A 50-bed emergency shelter for women at Reno’s CAC provides support services including referrals for permanent housing, health care, education and jobs.
A 158-bed emergency shelter for men at Reno’s CAC provides support services including referrals for permanent housing, health care, education and jobs.
Sierra Manor, at 2350 Paradise Dr. in Reno, provides 187 units in an eight-story structure, offering seniors a safe and secure living environment in a beautifully scenic setting. While seniors traditionally shy from subsidized housing arrangements, their pride causing misplaced embarrassment, Sierra Manor’s old-fashioned neighborhood atmosphere is decidedly uninstitutional – it doesn’t feel like an “affordable housing” complex.
The Northern Nevada affiliate of Volunteers of America is one of the largest providers of social services in the region, operating essential programs dedicated to ending homelessness, supporting the most vulnerable populations and transforming communities
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